[bug] Uninstalling apps should remove the app-specific files also

asked 2014-07-19 18:57:12 +0300

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updated 2015-09-12 18:47:52 +0300

In most cases, after uninstalling apps Jolla leaves unused app-specific config files into the system filling up the internal memory. I see this as a bug, as after several uninstalls this might cause the internal memory to fill up, slowing down the phone - or in the worst case making the phone unstable, as btrsf file system needs a lot of free memory space to perform well.

Any possibility to fix this? Cleaning up manually is only a workaround.

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I do not regard this as a problem as config files are relatively small. Also it is nice to have all your setup in place when you install the application again. :)

zlatko ( 2014-07-19 19:38:15 +0300 )edit

Option to remove config files (purge) would be great, but i also prefer to retain them by default.

kimmoli ( 2014-07-19 20:05:19 +0300 )edit

Well maybe this is not just about the config files. As a root user my folder structure shows 5,8 G of files I have access to, but my disk usage is 10,6 G. The gap also seems to grow when I install, use and uninstall apps.

simo ( 2014-07-19 20:17:49 +0300 )edit

For me the issue was in Android side. i installed one stupid game, took 40MB on download, and after a while it had downloaded >400MB data... and this 400MB was left behind after removing the app (But this was on some stick-and-stone version of sailfish)

kimmoli ( 2014-07-19 21:34:50 +0300 )edit